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Win a 'Born on the Fourth of July' DVD!

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Crippled Monkey | 00:00 UK time, Tuesday, 12 July 2005

PLEASE NOTE: This competition has now closed.

Tom Cruise, eh? In recent weeks he's been all over the news thanks to a whirlwind romance, being squirted with water by a bunch of pranksters, revealing his stance against anti-depressant drugs and calling psychiatry a "pseudo science", telling a German newspaper that he believes in aliens, and not least starring in the new blockbuster movie War of the Worlds. And in amongst all those headlines, the Academy Award-winning 1989 movie in which he played a wheelchair user has been re-released on DVD in a special Collector's Edition.



Tom Cruise: ooh, isn't he rugged?

Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone and based on the autobiography of Ron Kovic, follows the young Kovic from a zealous teen who eagerly volunteers for the Vietnam War, through the spinal cord injury he sustains when he is shot in combat in January 1968, and on to his return to a country vastly different from the one he had left. After coming to terms with his impairment, Kovic becomes a major critic of the war and of the US Government's undignified treatment of its soldiers. Sixteen years on from its first appearance in cinemas, the film still stands as one of Tom Cruise's most powerful leading performances.

We've got 3 copies of the new Collector's Edition DVD to give away, with special additions including a feature commentary from director Oliver Stone, and a Born on the Fourth of July backstory taken from the BBC News archives. And because we're so generous, we'll throw in one of Ouch's highly sought after rucksacks for each of the three winners.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer this question:

Born on the Fourth of July wasn't the first disability-related film to star Tom Cruise. A year earlier, he took on the role of Charlie Babbit in Rain Man, embarking on a long road trip with his brother Raymond, who had autism. But who played Raymond?

a) Robert De Niro
b) Nicolas Cage
c) Dustin Hoffman

Simply send an email with your name and your chosen answer to ouch@bbc.co.uk before the closing date, which is Monday 18 July. And sorry, but since the film is an 18 certificate, you do need to be aged 18 or over to enter. Click this link to read the standard competition rules.

Good luck!

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