Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Romance
When Prohibition ends, a beer baron sees the writing on the wall, quits the rackets, and tries to break into California society.
"Bugs" and "Al" are incredulous that they're being charged $45 a day for a room at the Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel. That's equivalent to $774 in 2019 dollars.
James Francis 'Bugs':
Boy, what a layout.
Albert J. 'Al' Daniels: Well, it ought to be. Take a squirt at that.
James Francis 'Bugs': Forty-five dollars - per day? Well, we're travelin' in fast company. Forty-five. Seven times forty, that's two-eighty
Albert J. 'Al' Daniels: It's over three hundred bucks a week.
James Francis 'Bugs': Oh, it ain't the money that ...
The single-engine plane that Ahern's boys fly out to California in would be vastly over-loaded with that many large men in especially with all the weapons they've brought along.