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In the 1993 released English movie, Last Action Hero, is the reference to Jack Slatter real?

Was there ever any movie named Jack Slatter with same or similar story to that shown in the movie?

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It is not so much a reference to a single particular movie, but to all the archetypical action movies of that kind, starring a hard-boiled one-man hero (usually a cop) who has a meaty name (like John McLane, Jericho Jackson, Jack Slater) and kills bad-guys while giving cool one-liners.

So no, it wasn't refering to an actual movie starring an actual Jack Slater, and yes, it was refering to a whole bunch (or whole genre) of other movies.

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+1 for not forgetting Action Jackson. – Kyle Jones Dec 14 '12 at 19:03
@KyleJones After not having seen it for a long time, I just thought recently about it (don't no why, somehow I had to think about Carl Weathers). – Napoleon Wilson Dec 14 '12 at 21:54

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