Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 4, Episode 9

Inert Dwarf (21 Nov. 2004)

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Goren and Eames are investigating the death of a genius mathematician's assistant.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marla Sucharetza ...
Joanna Manotti
Laurie Manotti
University Official (as Joseph Urla)
John Manotti
Dr. Carl Neminger
Mona Manotti
Ellen Lancaster ...
Jean Marie Neminger
Marei Rosa Rumbidzai
Lanie MacEwan ...
Rebecca Eichenberger ...
Ann Tovack


Goren and Eames are investigating the death of a genius mathematician's assistant.

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John Manotti (Austin Pendleton) is inspired by Stephen Hawking, the well-known scientist who is paralyzed and in a wheelchair due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The subplot about the supposed maltreatment that Manotti received by his nurse is inspired by a real investigation about Hawking's nurse. See more »

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Trying To Add It All Up Wasn't Easy
17 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very cranky, obnoxious mathematics genius is working on a special "Theory Of Everything." He has an assistant who is acting nervous and trying to tell his boss something when he's poisoned. His coffee had been spiked with radiation. It was not a pretty death.

This episode turns out to be a real "whodunnit." It looks like it's an easy case of finding the murderer but it doesn't turn out that way, thanks to some very clever deductions by our resident own resident genius, "Det. Robert Goren" (Vincent D'Onofrio).

This was not an easy case to fully understand. Sometimes some of these episodes are like that. This case involves hidden motives, secret codes and all kinds of complicated matters, some dealing with physics.

The guest star is Austin Pendleton. That isn't a familiar name to most of us but if you're a longtime television and/or movie watcher, his face is very familiar. He's been in a lot of good shows in both mediums. Here, he plays, "John Minotti," the man behind "The Theory Of Everything." You'll find him a very interesting character.

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