After watching Jackie Brown, you may be excited to meet a real life tough guy PI that seems like he walked right off the pages of an Elmore Leonard novel.
Chuck Chambers spends most of his time (when he's not behind his big desk, complete with Maltese falcon statuette) chasing down philandering husbands and wives, but every so often he becomes embroiled in a more sinister case–a case of murder.
Such a case, documented recently on Court TV's The Investigators, was how I was introduced to this man, a man part James Caan, part Hunter S. Thompson, part stern grandpa. In one scene, he rips his motorcycle helmet off, aggressively lights a cigarette and vrooms off into the sunset, helmet be damned, left by the side of the road.
Plus, he always gets his man. In one case, that truly haunts him still: his aptitude led to murder. If you ever find yourself with a case in Sarasota, Florida that needs some investigating, Chuck Chambers is your man.