Little Italy, New York City, 1936. Johnny Trapani, the father of Aldo Trapani, is killed by the Barzini family. He was always loyal to the Corleone... he died for that loyalty.
Now, 1945, Aldo is in trouble. His worried mother asks Don Vito Corleone to look after him.
Don Corleone sends Luca Brasi to recruit Aldo and teach him the ways of the mafia.
From then, Aldo is taken under the Corleone family's wing and works his way up in the family...