The Godfather: Part II

- Vito, what do you think?
- We'll make a big business!

Would you speak up, please?
New York City.
- Are you the son of Vito Corleone?
- Yes, I am.

- Where was he born?
- Corleone, Sicily.

Did he at times use an alias that was
known in certain circles as Godfather?

Godfather is a term used by his friends.
One of affection and respect.

Mr. Chairman, I would like to verify
the witness' statement.

For years many of my constituents
have been of Italian descent.

I've come to know them well.
They have honoured me
with their support and their friendship.

I can proudly say that some of my
very best friends are Italian-Americans.

However, Mr. Chairman, unfortunately
I have to leave these proceedings,

in order to preside over a very important
meeting of my own committee.

Before I leave, I do want to say this,
that these hearings on the Mafia
are in no way whatsoever

a slur upon the great Italian people.
I can state from my own knowledge
and experience

that Italian-Americans are among
the most loyal, most law-abiding,

patriotic, hard-working
American citizens in this land.

It would be a shame, Mr. Chairman,
if we allowed a few rotten apples

to give a bad name to the whole barrel.