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"I will not let all this money go for nothing. That would be letting the zombies win."
—Woodrow during Bank Run

Woodrow Rutherford is a survivor appearing in Dead Rising 2 in the mission Bank Run, and possibly in the mission Ante Up. He reappears in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record with the same role, though he is found in Shamrock Casino and loots ATMs on the Silver Strip and the Platinum Strip.

Bank Run[]

Main article: Bank Run

Woodrow is found stealing cash from the Slot Ranch Casino cashiers. He agrees to leave to the Fortune City Emergency Shelter with Chuck Greene, only if Chuck helps him loot the remaining ATMs in the casino. Once in the Safe House, he will award Chuck $50,000, in an effort to prove that he is not so greedy.

In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Woodrow is stealing cash from the Shamrock Casino cashiers. He agrees to follow Frank West to the Safe House, only if Frank helps him heist two more ATMs in the Silver Strip and a third ATM in the Paradise Platinum Screens on the Platinum Strip. Once in the Safe House, he will reward Frank with $50,000.

Ante Up[]

Main article: Ante Up

After being escorted back to the Safe House, Woodrow and two other survivors may challenge Chuck to a game of strip poker. If defeated, he will remain partially naked until rescue arrives.


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  • In Dead Rising 2 PC folder data/models/NPCS.big in the file srv_woodrow_4.big & srv_woodrow_4.big, is the Dead Rising 2 Mega Man Helmet, which was never released for the game.[1]
  • Woodrow is listed in the PC missions.txt files seven times as "mayor". In his notebook he is listed as "A big cheese in Fortune City." Whether he is actually supposed to be the mayor of Fortune City or if that was a scrapped idea is unknown. However, his notebook description simply describes him as a "big cheese in Fortune City", so it's possible that he could have simply been a powerful businessman pre-outbreak.
  • Woodrow will not take any weapons/food as he is holding the briefcase.[2]
  • Woodrow's name is possibly a reference to former U.S. presidents Woodrow Wilson and Rutherford B. Hayes.
  • Mark Bradson uses the same model as Woodrow, but with a couple of minor changes.
  • There seems to be a graphical glitch with Woodrow's notebook picture in Dead Rising 2, as his skin color is a black-silver color. This has been corrected in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.
  • If you are able to strip him down fully during Ante Up, he awards Erotica points when his crotch is photographed.


Woodrow's Megaman Helmet


  1. MegaMan Helmet?, Dead Rising 2 PC Mods. (February 6, 2011)
  2. items.txt:
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