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An evil electronics expert and video game programmer is so upset that his hot ex-girlfriend moved out on him (the actress, Trudie Styler, married Sting a couple years later) that he decides to kill her by locking her inside her apartment with a Black Mamba. You can see more about this on one of my snakes in movies pages. She has some pet tortoises in her ridiculously large cool studio somewhere in an isolated neighborhood of L.A. I don't know what kind they are, because I'm terrible at tortoise identification.