Raised on the streets of New York, young John Gotti found his way into the Gambino crime family, eventually having the boss "removed," and becoming head of the powerful family. His wife asked only one thing from John, to never expose their children to his profession. But he broke the vow, and John Jr. took his place as his father's Capo. Believing himself to be above the law because of the family's code of silence, he is stunned when his right-hand man, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, makes a deal with the FBI and testifies against him. Gotti is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison and it is from behind bars where he faces the hardest decision he will ever have to make. On a visit to his father, the younger Gotti asked for his blessing to leave the criminal empire. Gotti Sr. is forced to reexamine his life and priorities, and determine for the first time, if he can put the needs of his family over those of "The Family."