Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of nearly four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood, the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.
Considering this was directed by a guy whose only film at the time was Piranha II: The Spawning. It seems like a miracle.