When I was your age, sonny, I could go to the pictures for $5.25.
CNN Money takes a look at money in the movies. They take some classics like Midnight Cowboy, Psycho, and Austin Powers and evaluate prices for services or products mentioned in the films, and determine how much the same would cost in 2006 due to inflation. The author then determines if the price is a good deal in today’s terms.
Here are some hints:
* The bounty to kill Jaws is a bargain.
* The hotel in Psycho is overpriced.
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