During Michael Francis' baptism, Michael Corleone had ordered the deaths of his enemies, Moe Greene, Emilio Barzini, Philip Tattaglia, Victor Stracci and Carmine Cuneo. After the baptism, his father Carlo was garotted to death by Peter Clemenza on Michael Corleone's orders. Michael Francis moved with the family to Nevada. Michael Francis and Victor lived with their uncle Michael for a few years until their mother Connie returned to raise them after forgiving Michael for Carlo's death.
He never went into the family business.
Behind the scenes
- Although he was a boy, he was played by Sofia Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola's daughter.
- In Dean Reisner's draft of The Godfather Part III, Michael, now known as Frankie Rizzi, played a large part, including getting ambushed by several Puerto Rican assassins along with Al Neri.