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Without a Trace (Episode: Claus and Effect) (2007)
David Amann (writer) / Alicia Kirk (writer) / Bobby Roth (Director)

In this Christmas special episode of the TV crime drama, a department store Santa turns out to be a mathematical prodigy who has quit his job as a mathematician/programmer due to ethical concerns that his work will cause others to lose their jobs. He becomes involved in a scheme to make money by applying mathematics to gambling.

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GenreMystery, Humorous,
MediumTelevision Series or Episode,

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