Corleone burn 1952. Anthony Vito Corleone is the son of Michael Corleone (Al
Pacino) and Kay Adams (Diane Keaton).. He is described as an intelligent
child by his father, being able to read comics at age three. He was also the
only person present at the death of his grandfather, Vito Corleone (Marlon
Brando), in the family orange garden.
The second film's plotline opens in 1958, with Anthony's first communion, a
very important moment for many Catholics in their childhood. It continues
with an extravagant banquet held in his honor near Lake Tahoe. During this
banquet, his father is largely tied up with family business, a theme which
would repeat itself throughout the film. Tony receives many gifts, mostly
from people he does not know.
Later in the film, he and his sister, Mary, overhear their parents fighting
who eventually become separated by the end of the film. Anthony seems to
resent his mother's role in the divorce, and as a result is sullen and
reluctant to kiss her during a visit. At the end of the film, he develops a
friendship with his uncle Fredo (John Cazale) and as a child is due to go
fishing with him, until Michael intervenes and sends Anthony into town with
his mother. Fredo is then assassinated by Al Neri at Michael's order.
A fully-grown Anthony attends Michael's celebration on his receipt of a
citation from the Pope, along with his mother and sister. At the banquet
that follows, he confronts his father, along with Kay, and tells him that he
is quitting law school for a career in opera, and will not join the family
business, claiming it has brought him nothing but "bad memories." This
infuriates Michael, who wants him to be a lawyer even if he is not in the "family
business" but he relents and gives his blessing at Kay's insistence. Kay
also tells Michael that Anthony knows that he had Fredo killed.
Anthony's operatic career is a success, and he is given the lead in the
opera Cavalleria Rusticana in Palermo, Sicily. Overjoyed, his family join
him for the premiere. As a gift at a gathering, he performs the traditional
Sicilian ballad "Brucia La Terra"  (the official theme of the trilogy.)
During this visit, he joins his parents in criticizing his sister's
relationship with her cousin, Vincent (Andy Garcia).
The film concludes with Anthony performing his debut. Although the
production is a success, it is overshadowed by numerous murders and
assassinations during the evening, several of which occur right at the opera
house. After the concert, Mary is shot and killed in a failed attempt to