Case 2-3: Medicine Run
Case 2 3
Location Seon's Food and Stuff
Start Time Time icon Following Case 2-2
Previous Case Case 2-2: Rescue the Professor
Next Case Case 3-1: The Professor's Past
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Case 2-3: Medicine Run is the seventh case Frank West receives in Dead Rising.

It is activated upon completing Case 2-2: Rescue the Professor, and is completed after Frank obtains the first aid kit and returns to talk with Jessie in the security room.


Frank heads for the pharmacy in Seon's Food & Stuff to retrieve medicine for Brad's gunshot wound. As he is about to open the doors to the pharmacy, he hears the sound of a shopping cart.

Frank decides to investigate the source of the sound and starts to walk around the store. As he sees that a can of food is rolled next to him he turns around and comes face to face with Steven Chapman, the manager of the supermarket. He has gone psychotic and is protecting his store from anybody who tries to "vandalize" it.

He confronts Frank with a reinforced shopping cart that holds Isabela in it. Frank explains that someone's been hurt and he needs medicine, but Steven says that was what Isabela said when she came to "vandalize his store." He then declares that he doesn't allow "vandalism" in his store and attacks Frank.

After he is defeated, Steven drops the Pharmacy Key. Frank recognizes Steven's hostage as the woman he met in the Entrance Plaza, and helps her to her feet. Isabela recoils, saying that she doesn't need help from him and that his people ruined Santa Cabeza

After retrieving the first aid kit and bringing it back to the security room, Jessie thanks him for bringing back the medicine.

Introduction DialogueEdit

Introducing psychopath Steven
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Frank turns around to find a man pushing a shopping cart with blades along the side, with a woman inside of the basket.


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Steven: You came to vandalize my store, huh?

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Frank: Someone's been hurt. I need medicine...

Steven: HURT!?

Steven grabs the girl and shakes her head.
Steven: THAT'S JUST WHAT THIS BITCH SAID WHEN SHE CAME TO VANDALIZE MY STORE! I don't take kindly to vandalism. I will not allow it! Listen to me, and listen good partner. I DON'T VANDALISM IN MY STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE![1]

Battle StyleEdit

DR 04 Self Defense


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Steven with Isabela in his cart

The crazed manager of Seon's, Steven has a modified cart with Isabela Keyes unconscious inside. She is the woman Frank saw in the Entrance Plaza cutscene just before the undead hordes swarmed in.

As soon as the cutscene ends, jump up on the aisle shelf to avoid Steven's cart.[2]

Steven's main attacks are his:

  1. Cart push
  2. Cart slap
  3. A sudden dash toward Frank with lightning speed. His cart dash will leave him wide open for a firearm attack afterward, since he will probably be a distance from Frank.
  4. Shotgun, which is the most deadly. Steven will sometimes stop pushing the cart and aim his shotgun at Frank. Be sure to get behind a aisle when he starts shooting and do not try to sneak up on him while he is shooting.[3]

Steven has a shotgun for when Frank is out of range. But fortunately, the store has plenty of cover with aisle shelves, as well as plenty of food to replenish health. Don't give Steven the opportunity to shoot the shotgun by lingering on top of the shelves for too long. Drop into the opposite isle and make Steven move toward the checkout counters. The checkout counters offer Frank his best chance at survival. The counters act as a barrier between Frank and Steven, allowing Frank to shoot Steven safely from the other side. Steven will just continue to try and ram Frank with the cart.[2]

Firearm strategy

Steven's shopping cart is very slow to turn, so start off by running down the aisle away from him, then duck to one side and stand a couple of aisles over with Frank's guns out, waiting for him to come out. Fire a few shots and then duck back down another aisle then repeat. If Steven's cart is getting too close, Frank can also hop up onto the shelves and into an adjacent aisle; while it might be tempting to stay up there, Steven will just resort to his shotgun.

Small chainsaw or katana strategy

It is possible to get behind Steven to use melee weapons, either by outrunning him or using the shelves (he cannot turn around once he is down an aisle) but it's really not recommended as your first course of action unless Frank has a couple of katanas or the small chainsaw. Steven can be defeated with two or three quick swipes with the Small Chainsaw.[3]

Store weapon strategy

If Frank didn't bring a decent weapon into the grocery store, try to use the can drinks on the far aisle next to the bread. These cans work surprisingly well at damaging Steven if Frank hits him with several cans in a row.[3]

Steven's DeathEdit

Steven dies
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Steven stumbles and grabs onto a cash register

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Steven: My store...! Who will run my store when I'm gone... My store... My food... My sales... My... Customers... Have a nice day...

Steven falls over.
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Steven: CLEAN UP... REGISTER 6!!!!

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Steven falls over dead. Frank walks over to the Isabela who was in the shopping cart, now lying on the floor. She starts to move as Frank leans over her.

Frank: Back in the land of the living? You're one tough cookie. Can you stand?

Frank helps Isabela up, she pushes Frank away.
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Frank: Look, I, uh... I saw you at the entrance yesterday. You needed medicine too. Maybe we should work together.

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Isabela: I don't need any help! You people don't know a thing! You're the ones who caused this nightmare! You ruined Santa Cabeza and started all this!

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Isabela walks away. Frank notices the pharmacy key that he needs on the floor.[1]

Getting the MedicineEdit

Dead rising case 2-3 medicine run pharmacy key

Isabela disappears after the cutscene. Frank receives the pharmacy key from Steven's corpse. He can now open the pharmacy door.[2] Like all psychopaths with unique weapons, Steven leaves the weapon cart for Frank. This weapon will now respawn every time Frank leaves the store and returns.[3]

Enter the doorway between the meat and seafood counters in the back. Follow the corridor all the way along.

The pharmacy key is automatically used when B is pressed.

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Go into the pharmacy and pick up the medical kit, which Frank needs to bring back to the Security Room. Exit the supermarket.[2]

Return to the security room to check on Jessie and Brad. As Jessie is sitting on the couch next to Brad, Frank can get the erotic photo for Kent Swanson's Photo Challenge.

Speak to Jessie in the Security Room to hand over the medicine. There is no end cutscene for this case.




  1. a b c Hall, Kevin. Dead Rising: Game Script by Berserker, GameFAQs, (January 5, 2009).
  2. a b c d Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 58
  3. a b c d Dead Rising Featured Guide, Cheat Happens.
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