Born the son of a poor immigrant, Vito is a beaten down Italian American who is trying to escape the life of poverty that consumed his childhood. It was on the streets that Vito learns that joining the Mafia is the only route to escape the life of hardship that his father led, he dreams about becoming a "Made Man."
A petty criminal his whole life, Vito, along with his childhood friend Joe, will descend into the world of organized crime. Together, the Mafia as they try to make their names on the streets. Starting with low-level jobs like robbery and stealing cars, Vito and Joe escalate quickly up to the Mafia family ladder... but the life as a wise guy isn't quite as glamorous as it seems.