Karl Marx famously contended for a materialist foundation of analysis – that is, money determines everything.
Perhaps the picture is more complicated than that?
This was not meant to be a comedy, but check out the quote on the DVD packaging.
Two bottom-tier lounge singers score a gig in a Moroccan hotel and somehow become caught up in a profound and far-reaching international conspiracy. It had the highest budget of any movie made in 1987, costing $30 million to make, yet it didn’t even return half of that at the box office.