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Patrick H. Kehoe was a First Assistant Director (1st AD) on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, along with Douglas E. Wise.

Kehoe began as a Second Assistant Director (2nd AD) in 1974 with the Disney film The Strongest Man in the World (featuring James Gregory and William Schallert). This film was directed by TOS alum Vincent McEveety, whom Kehoe worked with again on the 1976 Disney film, Gus. He was also 2nd AD on two Paramount Pictures releases, 1975's Posse (featuring Katherine Woodville) and the 1976 remake of King Kong which starred Rene Auberjonois.

By 1979, Kehoe had become a 1st AD, an occupation he held on over twenty films. Among these movies were the 1980 science fiction adventure The Final Countdown (with Douglas E. Wise serving as 2nd AD), the hit 1982 horror thriller Poltergeist (with cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti and music by Jerry Goldsmith), and the 1985 Academy Award-nominated drama The Color Purple (starring Whoopi Goldberg, with set decoration by Linda DeScenna). For his work on the latter film, Kehoe shared an award from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures category.

In addition, Kehoe worked on four movies directed by Joe Dante and featuring Star Trek: Voyager actor Robert Picardo. He was the 1st AD on Dante's Explorers and Innerspace and later served as Associate Producer and Unit Production Manager on The 'burns. Most recently, Kehoe was Co-Producer and Unit Production Manager on the Dante comedy Matinee.

Kehoe was also Co-Producer and Unit Production Manager on the films What's Love Got to Do With It and The Peacemaker. His other credits as a 1st AD include 1981's Southern Comfort (starring Keith Carradine, with cinematography by Andrew Laszlo and production design by John Vallone), 1983's Bad Boys (associate produced by Marty Hornstein, featuring Clancy Brown and Alan Ruck), 1984's Crimes of Passion (starring Bruce Davison), 1989's Always, and 1992's Final Analysis (featuring George Murdock). He was also 1st AD on the second unit of Paramount's Wayne's World.

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