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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 ...
According to the Wikipedia page for the movie, the director, cast and crew commentary on the DVD confirms that: The film contains homages to H.G. Wells, the films The Evil Dead, Zulu, Aliens, The Matrix and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. That means that the dialogue mention by you is directly referring to The Matrix.
I just stumbeled across this movie title the other day, and it reminded me of this question. The movie title was We Need To Talk About Kevin. I believe that this may have been the movie that was being referenced on the white board. here's part of the plot synopsis from Wikipedia: Adolescent Kevin Katchadourian (Ezra Miller) is in prison after ...
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